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DO CHASSIS BRACES ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

There are a number of products available on the market to help increase the rigidity of your chassis, but do they actually make a difference? Let's find out.

There are a few parts of the car that all work together to make the chassis more rigid, like the roof, firewall, doors and frames. And one thing to keep in mind is that the more rigid your car is, the better it handles.

But, the one type of car that has always battled with rigidity is a convertible due to the lack of support from a traditional roof. What auto manufacturers do is add additional support to a convertible's chassis to make it more sturdy and handle pretty much the same as their hardtop models.

However, this wasn't always the case, especially in older convertibles like the 1995 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which suffered in the rigidity department! So to fix this problem, aftermarket products were produced to help, such as door bars, cowl braces as well as frame rails.

These accessories are surprisingly simple in design and are easy to install yourself with some basic tools, but just how well do they work?

Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Donut Media, on Are Chassis Braces Worth It? We Tested It!

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